Te Kōhaka o Tūhaitara Trust, manages Tūhaitara Coastal Park, covering some 575 hectares along a 10.5 kilometre stretch of coastline from the Waimakariri river mouth to the township of Waikuku. The park was established as an outcome of the Ngāi Tahu Settlement with the Crown, with the lands being gifted by Ngāi Tahu to the people of New Zealand. There are six trustees – three appointed by the Waimakariri District Council and three appointed by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.
The Trust has a 200 year vision for the restoration of the park, which includes areas of major ecological and cultural significance and offers extensive educational and recreational opportunities. Local schools and organisations have their own “bionodes”.
We've been planting trees with Trees That Count since 2016! Currently we are rehabilitating The Pines Beach Wetland and have been clearing willow and pines. Our next step is to establish a native forest on the wetland periphery and kahikatea throughout.
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Te Kohaka o Tuhaitara Trust has had support for their plantings from 99 funders since 2017 and has received 10,000 trees through Trees That Count.
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